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Ten yrs on, WCL Medical Superitendent convicted in graft case

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A Medical Superintendent of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) has been convicted by a CBI court in Chandrapur district
CBINagpur: A Medical Superintendent of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) has been convicted by a CBI court in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from an employee in 2004.

Dr D K Srivastava, Medical Superintendent, WCL, Chandrapur was handed out one year rigorous imprisonment yesterday, ten years after he received the sum. He was imposed with a fine of Rs 500 under relevant section of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The Superintendent was also sentenced to a two-year RI and fined with Rs 1000 in another section of the PC Act, a release from CBI said today.

CBI, Nagpur branch had registered a case against Dr Srivastava, attached to Area Hospital Ballarpur, WCL, Rajura in Chandrapur on the basis of a complaint lodged by a loader Bhaurao V Itankar of Sasti Under Ground Mines, Dhoptala Sub Area, WCL, Chandrapur alleging that the doctor had demanded Rs 3000 as bribe for referring his case to the Medical Board.

Later Srivastava was caught red handed while accepting the bribe from complainant Itankar in 2004 following which CBI had filed its charge sheet on October 15, 2004.

AYS Prasada Rao, Senior Public Prosecutor, CBI, Nagpur had appeared on behalf of the prosecution while investigation was supervised by SP Sandeep Tamgadge, CBI ACB, Nagpur, the release added.

PTI

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